As Twitter has grown exponentially in membership, usage and popularity, it’s increasingly interesting to look at twitter facts and figures worth reading and exploring. The microblogging giant has come a long way since co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet.
1347,000 Tweets are sent every minute
2Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol
3Twitter Could Have Been Called ‘Friendstalker’
4The FBI’s dictionary of Twitter slang
The FBI has a Twitter slang dictionary.
5There are many Voices of Sweden, via Twitter
6Fake tweet dive exposes market vulnerability
7Twitter Fans Tweet Enough to Fill a 10 Million-Page Book
8All your Twitter belongs to the Library of Congress
9CIA actively monitors 5 million tweets every day
The CIA reads up to 5 million tweets a day.
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10The US created a Cuban Twitter to overthrow government
1144% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a Tweet
12Twitter Users Send Out 200 Million Tweets Each Day
In 2011, Twitter users tweeted the equivalent of 8,163 copies of “War and Peace” every day.
13Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis
14Justin Bieber Twitter followers ‘50% fake’ says report
Around 50% of Justin Bieber’s followers on Twitter are fake, a report found.
15Twitter bought Vine for US$30 million
Twitter bought Vine for US$30 million several months before it was even officially released.
16‘Bogus’ AP tweet wipes billions off US markets
17Only about 10% of the world’s Internet Users use Twitter
18Chávez rewards three millionth Twitter follower with new home
And this is one of the best twitter facts. In 2012, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez rewarded his 3,000,000th Twitter follower, a 19-year old girl, with a new home.